Election Day Tomorrow! - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Election Day Tomorrow!

Published October 28, 2016

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Art Bicnick

Tomorrow, Iceland decides who will be leading their government for the next four years (barring unforeseen circumstances). The Grapevine will be livetweeting the elections and, whether you can vote or not, here’s what you should know.

First, only Icelandic citizens who are older than 18 and have residency in Iceland may vote in the parliamentary elections. You can check to see if you are on the Electoral Register by entering your kennitala here. This will also tell you what your voting district is, and where your local polling place is.

All voting places will be open from 9:00 until 22:00. Be advised that some places may open later or close sooner. Your safest bet is voting in the afternoon until early evening.

If you have the right to vote in Iceland’s parliamentary elections but, for whatever reason, are still undecided, check out our political party Q&A with every party that has a chance to get a seat in parliament this year.

As mentioned, we will also be livetweeting the elections throughout Saturday. Follow us on Twitter, and look for the hashtag #SmiteTheVote to follow the action as it unfolds.

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